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Notre Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris, or "Our Lady of Paris", is a medieval cathedral on the Île de la Cité island in the historic center of Paris.

The cathedral's construction was begun in 1160 and complete by 1260, though it was modified in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered during the French Revolution and much of its religious artwork was destroyed. A major restoration took place between 1844 and 1864.
The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation.

Artwork, relics, and other antiques stored at the cathedral include the Crown of Thorns which Jesus wore prior to his crucifixion and a piece of the cross on which he was crucified, a 13th-century organ, stained-glass windows, and bronze statues of the Twelve Apostles.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the roof of Notre-Dame caught fire on the evening of 15 April 2019 leading to the destruction of the flèche (the timber spire over the crossing) and most of the lead-covered wooden roof above the stone vaulted ceiling.
[Notre Dame, and St. Michael bridge, Paris, France]
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Autre Vue Particulière de Paris depuis Nôtre Dame, Jusques au Pont de la Tournelle

In this view of Paris from the Quai de Miramion, the focus is very much on the action of life along the Seine. Workmen handle cargo in boats on the river, a lady and gentleman clasp hands in the right foregroun... more

Plan for the Renovation of a Chapel in the Nave of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (French, Paris 1814–1879 Lausanne)

The Pont Neuf

This view is based on drawings (Musée du Louvre, Paris) that Jongkind made along the Seine in 1849, the year he began to paint scenes of Paris. He took liberties with the prospect by reducing the number of the ... more

The Petit Pont, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Petit Pont, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

Entrée publique de son excellence M. le Comte de Kaunitz-Rittberg ... faite à Paris le 17. Septembre 1752, ...

... Ambassadeur de l'Empereur et de l'Imperatrice, Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme, faite à Paris le 17. Septembre 1752, telle qu'elle s'est presentée sur les deux Quays en passant le Pont neuf

[Sculpture of Virgin and Child, Notre Dame, Paris]

The mid-nineteenth-century's renewed interest in France's medieval past resulted in the restoration-sometimes heavy handed, sometimes imaginative-of many of the nation's most important monuments. The work on No... more

Gallery, Nôtre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Gallery, Nôtre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Apse of Notre-Dame, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Apse of Nôtre-Dame, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Apse of Notre-Dame, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Apse of Notre-Dame, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

The Apse of Notre-Dame, Paris

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868)

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims from "Reims, la ville de Sacres"

This image has been taken from scan 000014 from "Reims, la ville de Sacres". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

[Notre Dame, Paris, France. View of spire, roof with statuary, and cityscape beyond] / Ch. Marville.

Photograph showing the new spire designed by architect Viollet-le-Duc, looking towards the Île Saint-Louis.

Duomo di Milano. Dettagli

Roof of the Milan Cathedral.

[Notre Dame, Paris, France. View from spire of roofs, statuary, and gable] / Ch. Marville.

Photograph showing the statuary decorating the gables, roofs, and spires of Notre Dame.

Milano--dettagli del duomo

Roof of Milan Cathedral.

Milano--dettagli del Duomo

Cathedral. Octogon tower to spire.

Notre Dame de Mantes from "Normandy, its Gothic Architecture and History: as illustrated by twenty-five photographs from buildings in Rouen, Caen, Mantes, Bayeux, and Falaise. A sketch"

This image has been taken from scan 000125 from "Normandy, its Gothic Architecture and History: as illustrated by twenty-five photographs from buildings in Rouen, Caen, Mantes, Bayeux, and Falaise. A sketch". T... more

Paris. Notre Dame, lado S.O. Esteva Marata, J.

París (França). Façana i costat sud-oest de la catedral gòtica.

Paris- vue panoramique prise de Notre Dame, côté S. Gervais Mazo, E.

París (França). Vista panoràmica amb cases en primer terme i església al fons.

Paris, Notre Dame, vue genérale interieure Mazo, E.

París (França). Nau central gòtica.

Paris- vue panoramique prise de Notre Dame, côté de l'hôtel de ville Mazo, E.

París (França). Vista panoràmica amb cases i avinguda en primer terme, i edifici i plaça de l'ajuntament al fons.

Paris- vue panoramique prise de Notre Dame, côté de la tour S. Jacques Mazo, E.

París (França). En primer terme, escultura de dimoni del teulat de Notre-Dame. Vista de la ciutat amb torre al fons.

Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight)

Monet painted more than thirty views of Rouen Cathedral in 1892–93. Moving from one canvas to another as each day progressed, he painted the facade with highly textured brushstrokes that convey the aspect of sc... more

Rue de l'Épicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight)

By the time of Pissarro’s fourth visit to Rouen in 1898, he was "already familiar with the motifs there." The artist depicted many of the same cityscapes that he had tackled previously, but also scouted out new... more

Paris -- Roof on Notre Dame struck by bomb

Photograph shows the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, after it was struck by a German bomb in October of 1914 during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and the New York Times, Oct. 13, 1914)

Notre Dame Cathedral

L. Artigue (French, active 1915–19)

Notre-Dame depuis le quai de la Tournelle

Atget likely avoided Notre Dame during his early career as it was already well documented by other photographers. In his old age, however, he worked more for his own pleasure and during the last five years of h... more

Notre Dame, Paris

Samuel Halpert (American, Bialystok, Russia 1884–1930 Detroit, Michigan)

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